Alicia Keys is gearing up to release her untitled follow-up to Girl on Fire this year, with the airy dance number “In Common” serving as the lead single. “Hallelujah,” first performed during her May Saturday Night Live appearance, comes over a month after “In Common.”
Compared to its predecessor, “Hallelujah” is much more melancholic and bases itself off piano chords. The party’s over; now it’s time to clasp hands: “I’ve been praying, but I’m paying for my sins.”
Listen to “Hallelujah” below.